Computex is here, and we’ve just seen a lot of exciting declarations. Faster SSDs, new cases, and refreshed laptops have just been teased, but AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 processors and Navi-based graphics cards got the most attention from PC enthusiasts. yet what good is a glossy new CPU if you don’t have a motherboard to placed it in? Indeed, you’re in Karma, because Computex is the spot to show off new motherboards, and all the significant manufacturers have effectively reported many of their upcoming boards for AMD’s X570 platform.
Asus let the beans on its first X570 boards before AMD even got an opportunity to talk about the new processors. Our friends at Tom’s Hardware previously got a look at some of the company’s new models, however, there are 12 in total—4 ROG Crosshair VIII (keeping Roman numerals alive!), 3 ROG Strix, 2 TUF Gaming, and 3 ASUS Prime (including a workstation model):
- Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula (ATX)
- Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) (ATX)
- Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero (ATX)
- Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Impact (Mini DTX)
- Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (ATX)
- Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming (ATX)
- Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming (Mini ITX)
- Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) (ATX)
- Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (ATX)
- Asus Prime X570-Pro (ATX)
- Asus Prime X570-P (ATX)
- Asus Prime WS X570-ACE (ATX)
Asus’s leader board is the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, intended for use in liquid-cooled (and liquid nitrogen cooled) systems. The ATX-sized board is protected in armored plates and RGB lighting, and highlights 2 DDR4 slots, 2 PCIe x16 slots, 8 SATA 6GB/s connectors, 2 M.2 slots (1 22110, 1 2280), Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, SupremeFX S1220 audio, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 support. Drop the Formula and go with a Hero board to get 2 more DIMM slots.
The Crosshair VIII Impact seems to be a decent premium choice for minimized builds, as it uses the smaller mini-DTX form factor. It keeps as many highlights as possible from the larger ATX boards yet shrunk down into a motherboard comparable in size to a mini-ITX board. It has 2 DDR4 slots rather than 4, just 1 PCIe x16 slot, and 4 SATA connectors rather than 8. The board still has built-in Wi-Fi, SupremeFX audio, Gigabit Ethernet, and plenty of USB ports.
As you may expect, pricing and accessibility aren’t public as of now, however, the boards should launch alongside Ryzen 3000 in July.
Gigabyte additionally unveiled a lot of X570 motherboards—truth to be told, there are now 8 of them. Just 1 of them directly bears the Gigabyte name, with others using the Aorus brand.
The top of the class is the X570 Aorus Xtreme, and it is about each highlight you can consider of 4 DIMM slots, a “thermal reactive armor design,” various temperature sensors, PCIe 4.0 support, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and even a TurboCharger’ USB port for rapidly topping up your smartphone. Again, pricing information for Gigabyte’s boards isn’t accessible, however, the boards should arrive in July.
The first round of X570 boards from MSI incorporates 5 Gaming models, 1 Prestige, and 1 Pro. Here are all the model numbers:
- MEG X570 Godlike
- MEG X570 ACE
- MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi
- MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi
- MPG X570 Gaming Plus
- Prestige X570 Creation
- X570-A Pro
The most high-end motherboard is the X570 Godlike, which incorporates an OLED display with live hardware information, Killer Wi-Fi 6, another heatsink design, and RGB lighting impacts. It’s built with overclocking in mind, and it definitely sounds amazing on paper.
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On the opposite side of the spectrum, the MPG 570 Gaming Plus seems to be a promising budget choice. Despite everything, it has a heatsink and protected components, as well as a PCB intended to make cable management as easy as possible.
We anticipate pricing to be similar to the past generation MSI boards, which means the Godlike model is presumably a bit too much for most gamers, yet we’ll discover more around the third-gen Ryzen launch in July.